OVR Coaching Education: IMPACT

Certification Requirements for Juniors Coaches

Head coaches must be at least 18 years old, be a current member of USA Volleyball and the Ohio Valley Region, have a current background screen, be minimum IMPACT certified, have concussion training certification and must be SafeSport certified. (Note: any indoor IMPACT certification obtained since the 2014-15 season also includes the SafeSport certification.

Assistant coaches must be current members of USA Volleyball and the Ohio Valley Region, have a current background screen, be minimum IMPACT certified and have concussion training certification. If over 18 years old, they must have a current background screen. If under 18 years old, they may not serve as head coach in any capacity in practice or matches. Must be SafeSport certified in 2015-16.

Regional and Online IMPACT Clinics

To register for IMPACT clinics here in the OVR, (cost $40 for early registration and $60 for late/on-site registration), go to: Register for an OVR IMPACT clinic

To register for online USAV IMPACT On-demand clinics (cost $40 for members, $75 for non-members), go to: Register for a USAV IMPACT On-demand clinic

To register for online USAV IMPACT Live Webinar clinics ($50 - $95), go to: Register for USAV IMPACT Webinar clinic

If you completed the IMPACT On Demand course, you can access the certificate at the USAV Academy at USAVolleyballAcademy.org using the same username and password as your membership account, and then go to the Transcripts tab. On that screen, you can use the blue Certificates button near the right side of the screen, click on the first option in the list, 601-1415CAP, and you'll be able to view and print your certificate showing IMPACT/SafeSport.

For information on various coaching certifications that can be accepted by USAV as IMPACT certification: Equivalent Certifications

If you are having problems with any online IMPACT course, you MUST use the link below (the OVR cannot help with any of the online clinic issues you may experience): USAV Helpdesk

For online SafeSport training (free): SafeSport

For the online Concussions in Sport training through NFHS (free): NFHS Concussion Site

Certifications from Other Regions of USAV

Any and all certifications received from USA Volleyball as well as IMPACT certifications received in other regions of USA Volleyball will be honored by the Ohio Valley Region. In order for these certifications to be recognized by the OVR, copies of these certifications must be sent to the OVR Director of Coaching Education impact@ovr.org.


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